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My knee is tight and seems swollen off and on. I dont

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My knee is tight and seems swollen off and on. I dont believe I injured it. Do I need an mri?
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Orthopedics
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Orthopedist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Orthopedist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 3 months ago

How long has this been going on and have you had a doctor evaluate it?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
About 2 weeks. No I haven't gone to the doctor, I've been traveling.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
But it's off and on. Seems to be more prominent on days that I run.
Orthopedist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 3 months ago

Sorry for the delay

It sounds like a bursitis problem and not a cartilage or ligament problem from what you've told me

An exam would determine that and if that's the case it wouldn't take an MRI to diagnosis it

In general it can be treated with a cortisone injection and physical therapy

Please let me know if you need any more information

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